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Bill tabled in KP Assembly seeking ban on dowry practices

Date: 02 Mar, 2017

    Bill tabled in KP Assembly seeking ban on dowry practices
PESHAWAR: A bill was presented in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly on Thursday seeking ban exploitative dowry practices and lavish spending on wedding functions in the province. Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) MPA...
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Kohat region KP Under-23 male games concluded

Date: 02 Mar, 2017

    Kohat region KP Under-23 male games concluded
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa under-23 female games of Kohat region has concluded at the Kohat Sports Complex on Thursday.
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FCR to be replaced with new Rewaj system in Fata: Sartaj Aziz

Date: 02 Mar, 2017

    FCR to be replaced with new Rewaj system in Fata: Sartaj Aziz
The Fata Reforms Committee Chairman Sartaj Aziz on Thursday said that the Frontier Crimes Regulation (FCR) law would be repealed and replaced with new Rewaj system in the Federally...
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Tribal people celebrates Fata reforms’ approval

Date: 02 Mar, 2017

    Tribal people celebrates Fata reforms’ approval
Tribal people have expressed pleasure and gratitude after the federal cabinet approved in principal the Fata reforms committee recommendations.
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Man shot dead for breaching police signal in Mardan

Date: 02 Mar, 2017

    Man shot dead for breaching police signal in Mardan
Mardan police on Thursday shot dead a man for allegedly not stopping when police singled him during the snap checking near district court. According to reports, police signaled a suspected...
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US drone strike kills two in Lower Kurram Agency

Date: 02 Mar, 2017

    US drone strike kills two in Lower Kurram Agency
Two persons were killed in a US drone strike in Sra Ghorga area of Lower Kurram Agency on Thursday, the local political administration said. According to political administration, a US...
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Nine militants arrested during FC operation in Orakzai Agency

Date: 02 Mar, 2017

    Nine militants arrested during FC operation in Orakzai Agency
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Frontier Corps on Thursday claimed to have arrested nine suspected militants and recovered a cache of arms during the search operation in Darang area of Orakzai...
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Federal cabinet approves Fata reforms committee’s recommendations

Date: 02 Mar, 2017

    Federal cabinet approves Fata reforms committee’s recommendations
The federal cabinet on Thursday approved in principle the recommendations of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) reforms committee. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif chaired the Federal cabinet meeting in Islamabad.
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Afghanistan seeks opening of border with Pakistan, improvement in bilateral ties

Date: 02 Mar, 2017

    Afghanistan seeks opening of border with Pakistan, improvement in bilateral ties
The Afghan government has called upon Pakistan to open the border and reduce tensions between the two countries.
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Student from Kohistan shot dead in Abbottabad

Date: 02 Mar, 2017

    Student from Kohistan shot dead in Abbottabad
A college student hailing from Kohistan has been shot dead by unknown people in Abbottabad.
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Over 100 sheep, goats killed as truck runs over herd in FR DI Khan

Date: 02 Mar, 2017

    Over 100 sheep, goats killed as truck runs over herd in FR DI Khan
Over a hundred goats and sheep were killed when a truck of a gas company ran over them in Drazanda area of Frontier Region (FR) Dera Ismail Khan on...
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Bajaur resident accuses APA of grabbing his land

Date: 02 Mar, 2017

    Bajaur resident accuses APA of grabbing his land
A resident of Bajaur Agency, Nawabzada Muhammad Ayub Khan has accused assistant political agent (APA) of Khar of grabbing his land.
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FEATURES & INTERVIEWS – LATEST

  • Climate change remains a cloud on horizon in KP

    Unexpected heatwaves, floods, incessant deforestation and irregular urbanisation have rendered K-P extremely vulnerable to climate change.
    The average temperature of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has increased alarmingly by one degree Celsius since 2005 to 2015

  • Construction of security wall around Hayatabad hinders children’s education

    A dweller of Tajabad, Muhammad Riaz had no other option but to drop his two children from the primary school in Phase-III. “My sons were enrolled in the government primary school but after the construction of the boundary wall, it is almost difficult for them to reach school in time. Being a poor person, I cannot afford to arrange private transport for their pick and drop. I am totally clueless what to do,” a worried Riaz says

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Fata Reforms

  • Delay in the passage of reforms bill from parliament draws criticism from FATA people   FATA, FATA Reforms, Reforms Committtee, FCR

    The existing Frontier Crimes Regulation (FCR) law in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) has always been under criticism from different quarters, while the successive governments also brought some changes in the controversial British-era law – the most important being the right to franchise in 1996 and political parties act extension to FATA in 2011. […]

  • Reforms recommendations in the eyes of FATA people FATA Reforms, FATA, FCR, Reforms recommendations

    After a long struggle against the Frontier Crimes Regulation (FCR) and administrative structure of FATA, the federal cabinet on 2 March, 2017 approved the proposals of FATA Reforms Committee. The main feature of the reforms package is scraping of FCR and replacing it with Riwaj Act under which a judge of the court will be […]

  • Future of Jirga system after implementation of FATA reforms

    Under the Pakhtun traditions, a Jirga is an assembly of tribal elders to resolve problems and disputes among rival parties. The Jirga system is in vogue in FATA since the known history and it is still the most effective tool to resolve disputes or issues. People also resort to Jirga system in FATA due to […]

TDPs

  • Sports activities get momentum in FATA with return of TDPs FATA, TDPs, TDPs Repatriation, Sports

    Like other activities of life, sports activities also came to a halt in FATA due to law and order issues and the sports grounds presented a deserted look. However, the situation changed swiftly after the return of local people and now the political administration, FATA Secretariat and people in their private capacity are organising sports […]

  • Matriculation exams conducted successfully amid repatriation, rehabilitation of TDPs in FATA

    After years of displacement and reconstruction in tribal areas, the government successfully conducted matriculation exams in FATA this year. The FATA people were jubilant over holding of matric exams in their areas after a long time However, the students from Mehsuds-inhabited areas of South Waziristan Agency had to attend their exam in Dera Ismail Khan […]

  • TDPs decry lack of facilities at ration, registration centers across FATA,KP FATA, TDPs, IDPs, IDPs Repatriation

    The repatriation process of the internally displaced persons (IDPs) from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) has entered its final stage. According to the Fata Disaster Management Authority (FDMA), majority of the displaced families have so far been repatriated but still there are thousands of households who are still waiting for government’s approval to return […]

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